Ind. Pharmacy Issues

Pharmacist Spotlight: Brett Horyna

This month’s pharmacist spotlight features Brett Horyna of El Kan Drug in Liberal, Kan. Brett shared with us his journey to becoming a pharmacist, what he loves about his job, and advice he would offer future pharmacy owners.    When did you realize that you wanted to become a pharmacist? My roommate in college his…

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Kansas Students Must Now Receive Meningitis, Hepatitis A Vacccines

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment has announced that students in Kansas must now receive both meningitis and hepatitis A vaccines prior to the 2019-20 school year this fall. KDHE proposed the changes to the state’s vaccine requirements earlier this year and recently held a public hearing in June that concluded a 60-day public…

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Pharmacist Spotlight: Gavin Duley

This month’s pharmacist spotlight features Dr. Gavin Duley of Caney Drug in Caney, Kan. He shared some great insight with us as to why he chose to become an independent pharmacist.    When did you realize that you wanted to become a pharmacist? After working as a pharmacy technician in high school for a local…

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Pharmacy Feature: Midwest Family Health

This month’s spotlight features pharmacy owner Stacie Ricker. Stacie has been the owner of Midwest Family Health Pharmacy and Home Care for 13 years with locations in Phillipsburg, Plainville, Russell, and Smith Center. Kan.   What do you find most rewarding about working in independent pharmacy? I believe that life is about making a difference…

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New Kansas Law Allows CBD Oil with THC for Certain Medical Conditions

On Monday, Governor Laura Kelly signed Senate Bill 28, also known as “Claire and Lola’s Law” into law. The bill allows people with “debilitating medical conditions” to use CBD oil that contains up to five percent THC. The bill was pushed by Gwen and Scott Hartley, who believe this could help their daughter Lola who…

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No DIR Reform in CMS’ 2020 Final Drug Pricing Rule

Despite over 4,000 comments from pharmacists and organizations like Currus, NCPA, the National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS), and others across the country encouraging change, CMS elected not to address DIR reform in their final 2020 drug pricing rule released on Thursday. CMS said in a statement that they “will continue to carefully review…

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Currus Announces Upcoming Retirement of CEO Pete Stern

Today the Currus Board of Directors announces the upcoming retirement of our committed leader and CEO Pete Stern. We are very grateful that he has given so much energy and effort to help keep Kansas independent pharmacies strong for so many years. Pete started with Currus (Kansas Pharmacy Service Corporation at the time) in September…

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Delivery Service Nothing New For Independent Pharmacies

Recently, CVS announced that they would be offering same-day prescription delivery nationwide. This news comes approximately one year after announcing that they would be offering one and two-day shipping for $4.99. This “new” service will cost $7.99. However, to independent pharmacies across Kansas this is nothing newsworthy to them. For years independent pharmacies have prided…

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